The Ugly Truth (2009)
- Time: 96 min
- Genre: Comedy | Romance
- Director: Robert Luketic
- Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Cheryl Hines
In Sacramento, Abby Richter produces a morning news show that’s about to be canceled. To boost ratings, her boss hires Mike Chadway, a local cable call-in host who promotes the ugly truth: sex is the only glue in a relationship, men can’t change, and they only respond to women’s looks. Mike offends Abby’s sensibility: she has a checklist about the perfect man, and she’s found him in her new neighbor, Colin, a hunky doctor. Mike offers to help her reel in Colin if she’ll work with Mike on the show; she accepts the deal, ratings go up, and, with Mike’s help, so does Colin’s interest in her. Craig Ferguson, a hot air balloon, and the ugly truth help this take on “Cyrano” play out.